24 May 2020 Kathmandu – Worldwide distribution Nepalese youths for employment and migration, Coronavirus pandemic had claimed some 117 lives to date abroad.
The number of foreign ID Holders or Citizens or migrant workers of Nepali Origin who died of Corona Virus in different countries across the globe has reached 117 as of Saturday evening. According to Non-Resident Nepalis Association, twenty-one Nepalis died last week, according to the Non-Resident Nepalis Association reports Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS).
Of them, nine died in the UAE, five in Saudi Arabia, two each in the UK and Nepal, and one each in the USA, Qatar, and Kuwait. So far the highest number of deaths of NRNs has been recorded in the UK at 65 followed by 18 in the UAE and 16 in the US, according to Dr. Sanjib Sapkota of the NRNA health committee.
According to RSS, fifty-three percent of the dead are between 50 and 90 years old. A total of 12,821 NRNs have been infected with the virus across the world so far. Of them, more than 4,000 have recovered from Corona Virus. The highest number of infections is in Qatar at 6,911 followed by 1,600 in the USA, 1,230 in the UK, and 1,364 in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, the NRNA has provided relief support to more than 40,000 of its members in different countries, according to NRNA General Secretary Dr. Hem Raj Sharma. The fund set up by the NRNA to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a collection of Rs. 80 million so far.
Those who died abroad are laying down in mortuaries around the world. Due to lockdown worldwide and air services are not operational, most of the dead bodies were cremated in the same country with the help of the local community.